Don’t know about you, but the countdown to Spring has started over here and that means coming out of hiding for many and getting back out there more often to enjoy the sights and sounds of our National Capital Region. There are plenty of noteworthy events happening this week so check out Eventful Capital’s Weekly Picks below to help plan the next few days.
Salt Lake City deathcore group Chelsea Grin will be giving a live show at Ritual this Monday, March 7. For the occasion, the band will be performing “Desolation Of Eden” in its entirety and they’ll be playing alongside UK metalcore group Oceans Ate Alaska, Florida metalcore formation Wage War, Ottawa progressive deathcore project The Thirteenth Floor and Perth metal band A Scar For The Wicked.
Over at The Observatory on the Algonquin College campus this Monday night, there’s going to be a live concert by The Temperance Movement. The British hard rock, blues and R&B band formed in 2011 will be sharing the stage with special guests that haven’t been announced yet.
Ottawa’s cultural scene strives thanks to the tireless work done by active members of the community. This is why the organizing committee responsible for the 2016 House of PainT Festival is taking time to connect with members of the community this Tuesday evening at HUB Ottawa to consult with the public in an effort to organize a festival that reflects what the people of our National Capital Region hopes to get.
At Ritual this Wednesday, March 9, you can check out Sheffield metalcore group While She Sleeps, Ottawa post-hardcore/metalcore band Of Reverie, Ottawa metalcore outfit Violent Tides, and Ottawa/Cornwall metal project Here Comes Bigfoot.
If you’re into indie electro/rock sounds, head over to Zaphods this Wednesday night to check out Toronto indie-rock band Fast Romantics. The 5-piece, who’s currently on a North American spring tour, will be sharing the stage with Peterborough/Ottawa indie/electro group Kennedy Cult and Ottawa indie rock project Valois. It’s an early show, so you’ll be home by 11:30 pm.
Want to eat delicious pancakes and listen to live music all at once? Dreams do come true at Flapjack’s Pancake Shack nowadays with all of the shows being held at the Preston venue. This Thursday, check out locals The Tenenbaums and Muelkik with Montreal’s The Barrel Heads and Toronto’s Stayce.
If you enjoy surf punk vibes, don’t miss Oakland surf-punk band SWMRS live at Zaphods this Thursday night. The 4-piece, who’s currently on a North American tour with San Diego surf-punkers The Frights, will be joined by Ottawa surf garage trio The Boreds.
This Thursday at Avant-Garde, after the monthly RedDrum Comedy night, there’s going to be a live music show featuring Regina, Saskatchewan pop/folk/rock band Nick Faye & The Deputies. The group, who’s on an Eastern Canadian tour, will be making a stop in Ottawa and playing with Swift Current, Saskatchewan folk/bluegrass singer/songwriter and musician Colter Wall and Ottawa indie folk band Black Dogs.
This Thursday night at House of Targ, you can check out Thunder Bay folk/rock band The Honest Heart Collective. The guys, who’ve played Ottawa several times, will be sharing the stage with Ottawa roots/rock n’rollers Jonathan Becker & The North Fields as well as Ottawa rock band Missioner.
An evening of music, poetry and dance in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom from military occupation is being held this Friday, March 11 at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. The event will feature live performances by artists Missing Linx, King Kimbit, Sam Bassam and Dabkeh Dancing among others.
Project Mantra is having a CD Release Party celebrating the release of their new album Fusion Manifesto this Friday at Avant-Garde Bar. For the occasion, the Brockville-based indie rock/punk/folk band will be performing live alongside T-Rex Marathon, Liam King, and Seany Sharko.
Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs will be making a stop in Ottawa this Friday night as part of their current tour. The popular Canadian band will be giving a live show at the Bronson Centre with Montreal indie/garage group Beat Cops who’ll take care of warming up the crowd.
Montréal instrumental rock ensemble Last Ex will be performing live at DAÏMÔN in the Hull sector of Gatineau this Friday night. The band, formed by members of Timber Timbre Simon Trottier and Olivier Fairfield, will be joined by new Ottawa project Bird Talk.
Switched On Synths, the new electronic music series dedicated to all things synth is having its March edition this Friday night. Happening at House of Targ, event will feature a set by Icelandic minimalist tech noir project Dada Pogrom, by Montreal disco minimal synthpop Automelodi, and live modular analog sounds by Ottawa’s Hard Science.
The Good Seats Still Available Tour rolls into Live on Elgin This Friday, March 11. Touring in support of their latest release “They Were Right About Us”, local rockers Iconoclast will be giving a live show alongside Toronto rock/soul band Last Bullet, Kingston alternative rock outfit Chasing Amber and Toronto rock n’ rollers Plaid on Flannel.
Those of you who are fans and supporters of Canadian hip hop will want to be at the Algonquin Commons Theatre this Friday night to check out East Coast rapper Classified live. The Juno Award-winning Halifax-based hip hop artist will be performing with Vancouver alternative hip hop artist SonReal as part of their Greatful Tour.
England folk/punk band Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls are making a return to the National Capital Region this Saturday, March 12. The group, who’s touring in an effort to promote its latest album “Positive Songs For Negative People”, will be joined by Victoria indie/folk project Northcote and Nova Scotia folk/pop outfit Mo Kennedy
Rap Queb super group Dead Obies will be giving a live show at the Petit Chicago in Gatineau this Saturday, March 12 in support of their anticipated new album “Gesamkunstwerk”. This time around, the hip hop artists, who always give rowdy shows, will be sharing the stage with Ottawa hip hop/electro DJ J2xF.
On Saturday, March 12th Toronto’s Squid Lid will be in town to make you move as they shake Ritual Nightclub with their catchy deep-sea dark-electro pop beats and stunning visuals. Local voodoo-metal group OOLUU will be supporting them with Montreal’s Graveyard Strippers hailing and local progressive metal band The Aphelion.
Local ouija rock favourites The Yips will be live at Pressed Cafe this Saturday night and they’ll be performing alongside Montreal project Year Of Glad and Montreal groovy baroque/pop rock band Smokes.
The Silk RnB Dance Party is back at the Elmdale this Saturday, March 12. DJs Matty McGovern, Eric Roberts and Matt Tamblyn are guaranteed to deliver the best r&b jams to get you dancing all night. Remember Mya’s Case of the Ex and JLo’s Jenny From the Bock? You can expect to hear this kind of gold at Silk.
Over at the Rainbow Bistro this Saturday night, there’s going to be a Trailer Park Rock Night and evening of free range rock n’ roll featuring live performances by Big Jeezus Truck, Lucky Ron and Hot Snake Handlers.
Last but not least for this week, Sunday Sessions is celebrating its one-year anniversary at the Mercury Lounge this March 13 and for the occasion the venue will be welcoming United Kingdom DJ Danny Howells as well as supporting guests Return Of The Jaded, Rick Laplante and Brink.